One Web Day – Celebrating the Internet

Where would we be without the Internet?  Have you ever stopped to ponder that question?

These days, the Internet has become such an integral part of our everyday lives, sometimes we barely acknowledge it is even present. We surf, email, blog, and tweet to no end, all dependent upon this enormous network of computers and servers across the globe. In my own personal experiences, I am rarely aware of how much I actually rely on the Internet, until of course, my connection is severed and I am on the phone with Time Warner explaining how they have incidentally ruined my life. (Sometimes I can be dramatic during stressful situations…)

The Internet has opened up so many doors for our societal development; communication barriers have been breaking down over the past two decades, and a truly global society is forming. I stay in touch with friends all over the globe through social networking sites, and can even talk to them in real-time via programs like Skype and Google Video Chat.  We are closer than ever to each other, even being thousands of miles away.

Today happens to be “One Web Day”, a day in which we take a step back and celebrate all the advantages the web has provided for us. Additionally, we acknowledge the continuing issues surrounding connectivity, and the prospect of universal global access. Here in the US, we are fortunate to be on the higher end of the connected statistics, with more than 50% of households having a personal internet connection. Globally, only 25% of the world currently has connectivity to the Internet. By increasing awareness via One Web Day, the hope is that we can continue to drive this number higher, and provide all global citizens the access to information we so often take for granted.

For more information about One Web Day and the progress being made, visit http://www.onewebday.org.  The Internet belongs to all of us, and it is our duty to help spread this resource to everyone.

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~ by dparsonsmedia on September 22, 2009.

One Response to “One Web Day – Celebrating the Internet”

  1. It does seem to be one of those things where you don’t know what you got till it’s gone. I don’t know how people made it through college without the use of the internet. I basically use the internet more than I use any other device out there. What would we really do without it?

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